What is Identity-As-A-Service? IDaaS Explained

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Cloud computing brings unprecedented new requirements to manage user identity and access privileges. The average number of cloud-based apps used in enterprises ranges between 900 to 1200 different services. If each service requires its own set of login credentials, users will inherently rely on vulnerable password combinations or avoid using the … [Read more...]

China Construction Bank Enhances Mainframe Workload Management while Progressing to the Cloud

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Who says the mainframe is a thing of the past? It powers 92 of the top 100 banks worldwide and 23 of the top 25 US retailers1. Running their core business on mainframe does not prevent organizations from reaching their digital transformation goals. China Construction Bank (CCB), for example, runs their core transactions on the mainframe, yet … [Read more...]

What is Software-defined infrastructure? SDI Explained

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Several decades ago, virtualization was introduced to transform the way IT infrastructure resources were consumed. The logical abstraction between the physical hardware and the software resources allows organizations to improve IT service performance. Since then, the industry has evolved and now experiences unprecedented demands pertaining to … [Read more...]

What Exactly Does a System Architect Do?

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The system architect role is vital to the successful definition, design, delivery, and support of any IT project. A system architect analyzes and recommends the right combination of IT components to achieve a specific business, department, team, or functional goal. They objectively analyze desired processes and outcomes and advice on the right … [Read more...]

What is Transparent Data Encryption in Db2 and Why Do I Want It?

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There have been several high visibility data exposures in the news over the last year or so. As a Db2 DBA, one of your responsibilities is the protection of the data your business needs to run. Your auditors, internal and external, may be demanding action to protect your valuable Db2 data from prying eyes. None of us want the cost, potential fines, … [Read more...]

What is a Hyperscale Data Center?

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We can all name a few of the biggest technology companies in the world, like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, even Facebook. They all developed technologies that millions, sometimes billions, of people take for granted on a daily basis. They have made technology inherent to our daily routines. But how do these technologies work? What fuels these … [Read more...]

Moving the Needle on Mainframe Innovation

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BMC’s mainframe teams are continuously innovating, and we have again delivered more in the last 90 days to help clients address the changing dynamics of modern digital business. Through our many conversations with clients we learn more every day about your business needs, what the technical requirements are, and what capabilities will help you the … [Read more...]

Top 17 Digital Transformation Books for 2018 and Beyond

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CIOs face a number of challenges when it comes to the concept of digital transformation or DX. And there is often immense pressure to launch big digital changes to gain a competitive advantage, for example, creating a roadmap to keep critical processes and technology current. All this must be done while laying the groundwork for an innovative, … [Read more...]

Bias and Variance in Machine Learning

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The risk in following ML models is they could be based on false assumptions and skewed by noise and outliers. That could lead to making bad predictions. That is why ML cannot be a black box. The user must understand the data and algorithms if the models are to be trusted. So here we look at some more measures of trustworthiness. As in the … [Read more...]

AWS Regions and Availability Zones: An Intro for CIO’s

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) pioneered the modern-day cloud computing IT service delivery model. Amazon’s success with delivering cloud resources as a service comes down to the ease of accessibility and availability of the technology for end-users. Over the years AWS has expanded rapidly, expanding the cloud service across different geographic … [Read more...]